Sunday, 26 February 2012

Review | CHANEL Poudre Universelle Libre

The Powder which Chanel is promoting with their new foundation launched this year is obviously none other than the Poudre Universelle Libre, or in simpleton talk; "Natural Finish Loose Powder" and its clear to myself why they've promoted it rather than the Mat Lumiere Compact, due to the fact that it it just so luxurious! At this current time I feel incapable of expressing my love for this products as its silkiness and smoothness just sells itself to me. But let's get down to business about the product.

Here's a snap of the Powder.

You can tell by the sheer chunkiness of the container that there's a lot of powder in there, they don't say Chanel is the best for nothing now did they? For £31.50 you get 30g which is a full ounce! This is a total bargain seeing as in MAC Powders you get 10g for around £17 which means your saving around £15 if you by the Chanel, which will last you a long time! Great for Make-up Artist kits too. In terms of Chanel this is shade "20 Claire - Translucent 1" which is about the equivalent to an NC15 -NC2O  in MAC shades and probably LP115 in Illamasqua Loose Powders. This range of Natural Finish Powders go right up to the shade  "Dore" which seems like an NC35 in MAC Bases. 

I can totally understand why the powder is being promoted with the Perfection Lumiere Long-Wear Flawless Fluid Make-Up as it almost offsets the matte finish and gives it a more velvety sheen rather than a totally flat canvas. The best way to apply it is sparingly with a powder brush, little by little goes a long way. In another sense also you could use the big luxurious powder puff it comes with, to roll the powder onto the skin to ensure your complexion stays all day. The only downside I can see with this product is that if you have any dry patches on your skin or particularly around the naso-labial folds you may get a little creasing as anything powdery will cling on to dead skin cells, which isn't flattering at all. But otherwise, total bargain, run out and buy it! 


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